Saturday, 6 February 2016

hi-def or the force awakens

Fellow true-believer Bob Canada, whilst watching some of the classic episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, in anticipation I’m sure of the relaunch of the series, in thrilling high-definition re-mastered quality, noticed that the panelling of the interior of the Satellite of Love is composed of Star Wars spacecraft (at least two Millennium Falcons) and a Darth Vader helmet action figure carrying-case. I wonder what other easter-eggs are out there to be discovered. The process of adding superfluous (but we’re now accustomed to and wouldn’t buy a sleek and featureless design) textures to surfaces to make them more visually interesting is called greebling, whether executed with set decoration or computer-generated graphics.